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Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung is apparently making a renewed push into wireless charging, with a new Qi-compatible charging accessory spotted clearing the FCC and potentially tipping native support in the upcoming Galaxy S4. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, as the user manual included in the filing names it, offers a simple, straightforward way to rejuice a mobile device, with an off-white plate holding a single phone on your desk.

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Samsung kills keyboard dock for Galaxy Tabs

Samsung kills keyboard dock for Galaxy Tabs

Samsung has quietly discontinued its keyboard dock accessories for three of its more popular recent tablets, potentially frustrating would-be owners with a more cumbersome separate stand and keyboard combo. The keyboard dock for the Galaxy Note 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 10, and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, has been axed, Samsung has confirmed with UK retailer Clove, with unspecified "supply issues" impairing deliveries from November 2012.

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Plantronics unveils new Blacktop 500 noise canceling Bluetooth headset

Plantronics unveils new Blacktop 500 noise canceling Bluetooth headset

In a lot of states, Bluetooth headsets are a requirement if you're car lacks integrated Bluetooth to be able to have phone calls while driving. For a lot of people, what they want is a very small Bluetooth headset that hangs off the ear. However, as many drivers have discovered wearing some of those Bluetooth headsets for a lot of hours a day can get very uncomfortable. Plantronics has a new Bluetooth headset that it has just announced called the Blacktop 500 built with comfort in mind.

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iStroll Kid iPad holder connects to a stroller letting kids communicate, play, and learn

iStroll Kid iPad holder connects to a stroller letting kids communicate, play, and learn

Children love technology, especially tablets such as the iPad. The huge number of educational and entertainment apps available for kids on the Apple iPad means that parents can give their kids an early start on learning all sorts of important information while the kid thinks they're playing games. The problem for parents is that children are notoriously hard on gadgets meaning some sort of secure iPad holder is often a requirement.

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Starfish smartwatch to debut at MacWorld

Starfish smartwatch to debut at MacWorld

There are a number of smartwatches on the market that promise to interface with smartphones and perform various other tasks. A company called Starfish Technologies is set to unveil a new smart watch specifically designed for the iPhone, iPad, and Android user at MacWorld kicking off tomorrow. The watch is called the Starfish.

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HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC doesn't have a smartwatch like the Pebble, but it does have the HTC Mini, an NFC-equipped remote control and handset accessory which will be exclusively offered in China alongside the HTC Butterfly. The svelte handset - resembling an old candybar-style dumbphone - hooks up via Bluetooth to your Butterfly, so HTC suggests, and can be used for making calls without pulling the smartphone out of your pocket, as well as other things.

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Seidio OBEX iPhone 5 case is waterproof and impact proof

Seidio OBEX iPhone 5 case is waterproof and impact proof

If you're one of the clumsy sorts that worries constantly you're going to drop your iPhone 5 and kill it, you need to get the case on your smartphone right away. While some cases offer very minimal protection and leave the screen uncovered, people looking for the ultimate protection for their phone need a case that fully encloses everything. Accessory maker Seidio has announced that it is now shipping a new highly rugged and protective case for the iPhone 5 called the OBEX.

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